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Old 11-03-2012, 01:00 PM   #1
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I'm 29 and recently found a large egg size lump in the bottom of my breast. I have no idea how long it has been there as even afew hrs before I found it, I didn't notice it when I took a shower. I went to the doc the next day. After examining me she said normally they are not allowed to refer someone of my age, I would have to wait a month and if it was still there go bk and get refered then. However she said in my case she wanted to do an urgent referal right away! Now I'm really anxious! I know I'm young so the odds r in my favor, but I'm really worried now! Any other young women had lumps on here?

 
Old 11-06-2012, 03:31 AM   #2
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Re: large lump and urgent referral... only 29?!

Hi Emmababe.
I am 29 as well and just found a lump while showering too.
Been referred to a specialist . Sorry I can't help you more as I am waiting as well...
I hope everything goes well on your exams . When are you booked for?
Sending you big hugs xx

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 05:22 AM   #3
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Re: large lump and urgent referral... only 29?!

Hi, sorry to hear Ur in the same boat too :-( where abouts are u from? I still haven't heard about referral yet but doc said it should b within 2 weeks. Have u got a date? X

 
Old 11-07-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
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Hi emmababe, I am in london.
I have been Booked for tomorrow evening ... So it has been fairly quick.
Very nervous as don't like hospitals or needles ( hopefully wont need a biopsy ) ... x
Hope you hear soon from your referral . Waiting is always hard .
Will come back to the forum to update results .
Big hugs and take care xx

 
Old 11-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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Tomorrow wow! I really hope all is ok with u! I am scared of the tests too. I heard today I should get a call tomorrow or Fri to book an app. So hopefully I will get seen next week. Its a week today since I found the lump and I can't stop feeling it now lol! I keep going from being ok about it to getting worried again. Guess we don't know till we get results . Will be thinking of u tomorrow, I really hope its good news, please do let me know! Big hugs x b brave!

 
Old 11-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #6
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I've had a real bad day with worry today :-( I've been thinking of u tonight, I really hope all is ok xx

 
Old 11-08-2012, 06:57 PM   #7
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Thank you so much for asking . It means a lot x
So I went to the hospital today and saw the specialist.
She was very sweet but very vague... Couldn't get much out of her.
She told me to come back tomorrow for a ultra sound and a core biopsy :/
After asking her what she thinks it was she said its more likely fibroadenoma but need further testing to make sure.
I asked her if the fibroadenoma causes the "dryness " look on my skin and she said that's something we will discuss after my results !
Trying to be positive here
At least o know I will have results by next week x
And how about you? Have u made an appointment yet ?
Hope you are ok. Pls try not to stress too much . I'm here hoping its a clear for both of us big hugs xx

 
Old 11-09-2012, 06:58 AM   #8
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Sorry u have to have a core topsy, they sound bad :-( hoping its all ok for u, at least they are covering all bases and u will know soon. I haven't heard anything yet, doc said they could well push ny referral to the bk of the Que because of my age. I bet I don't get an appointment for weeks :-( I'm so stressed out with the waiting! What is Ur lump like out of interest? Mine is about egg size and feels very irregular/ strangely shaped and hard. It doesn't hurt unless my son elbows me lol. My nipple has started to get v sensitive tho. Hope I hear soon the wait is driving me crazy ! At least in afew days u will have Ur answer. Hope its good news! Xx

 
Old 11-09-2012, 11:45 PM   #9
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Hello emmababe,

Hope you are doing well and not too stressed .
Little update... I had my ultrasound and discovered that what I have is cysts and not lumps . They were very hard and easy to confuse with a hard mass .
The radiologist said I didn't need to have a core biopsy ( yaaayyyy)
What I had instead was fine needle aspiration ( to remove some of the liquid )
I think he removed some cells from some skin mass as I saw him scraping some samples into mini clear plates .
He sent them off to a lab and I will meet my doctor next Thursday to discuss results x
He said he's extremely confident I have nothing to worry about .
So I am definitely more relieved x
Maybe cysts cause skin to appear irregular and nipple sensitivity ...
So please don't worry . Keep your hopes up! It could just be a large cyst . He said its extremely common and they can get very large .
I had 2 lumps . They were quite hard and large . And they only hurt when I put pressure on them . He removed some fluid .
I can still feel they are there but smaller now after the needle aspiration.
Not sure if he left some fluid or maybe is scar tissue . Will ask my doctor in Thursday .
I am hoping you get your app ASAP.


It's funny you mention they might push you back because of your age ...
My radiologist asked my age when I was laying in the ultrasound bed . When I said 29 , he said it was crucial info... He said that in the UK and States if u are 28 or younger and they discover cysts or fibro they won't do a needle aspiration or biopsy .
Nothing would be sent to labs because of the age .
I'll let you know my results .
Keep me updated on how you are doing x
Thinking of you
Big hugs !! X

 
Old 11-17-2012, 04:09 AM   #10
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Hiya Hun how did Ur follow up app go? I finally have my app booked for weds morning so not too much longer to wait. Hopefully I will have good news too! X

 
Old 11-17-2012, 08:29 AM   #11
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I'm 29 and recently found a large egg size lump in the bottom of my breast. I have no idea how long it has been there as even afew hrs before I found it, I didn't notice it when I took a shower. I went to the doc the next day. After examining me she said normally they are not allowed to refer someone of my age, I would have to wait a month and if it was still there go bk and get refered then. However she said in my case she wanted to do an urgent referal right away! Now I'm really anxious! I know I'm young so the odds r in my favor, but I'm really worried now! Any other young women had lumps on here?
I hope you get checked out really quick!

 
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